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Keitele Group is a family run business founded in 1981. The company has grown into one of Finland’s largest mechanical wood processing companies. Keitele log procurement areas are located close to the production units in Keitele in Eastern Finland, Alajärvi in Ostrobothnia, and Kemijärvi in Lapland.


Keitele Group consists of three independent companies. Parent company Keitele Forest Oy is responsible for the log procurement, Keitele Timber Oy cuts the logs into sawn timber and Keitele Wood Products Oy is the further processing division of the group. The core business of Keitele Group is responsible and sustainable log procurement 100 % from Finnish forests and production of sawn timber and further processed items.

Sawn Timber of Pine and Spruce

Customer orientation is a key concept of our sawn timber process. In addition to our standard product range, we can produce customised sizes, lengths and moisture contents. The total production capacity of our three sawmills is over 1 million cbm annually. Approximately 70 % of the total production is pine and 30 % spruce. In our modern sawmills the logs are sorted according to both the top diameter and quality of the log into different log classes aimed for different end products. We use x-ray sorting in the log sorting lines to ensure that each log is best suited for the product it will be used for.


Our state-of-art gluelam factories in Keitele and Kemijärvi produce beams and posts of top quality for building industry. The raw material used comes from Keitele sawmills and the density, strength and accuracy in measure and shape is all world class. These top characteristics are required for example when building safe homes in the earthquake volatile areas in Japan. Keitele Wood Products Oy has been accredited with the JAS gluelam certificate. Both our gluelam and planed products are sold under Aurorazai trademark.

Planed Products

Keitele Group is the biggest producer of planed products in Finland. We are focusing on the production of structural timber and components for the building sector. With our three versatile planing lines we can also machine the rough saw timber produced by our own sawmills to the finished sizes and profiles according to the customers’ specifications.

Finger-jointed Structural Products

The finger-jointed structural products are straight and accurate in measure. The products are well suited for framework in building industry.

Matti Kylävainio

CEO Keitele Timber

Mikko Kylävainio

CEO Keitele Wood Products

Saku Pänkäläinen

Sales Director, Timber

Jukka Turunen

Sales Director, Planed products